About Us

Our family of 6 (dad Adam, mom Sherry, big sister Abby and little brothers Isaac and Brady -- who was born on December 14, 2010) joined the ranks of pediatric cancer fighters when our 4-year old son Logan was diagnosed with a dangerous and highly malignant form of brain cancer in mid-August 2010. Logan's cancer journey began abruptly on Sunday, August 15, when his right eye suddenly turned inward during dinner. Twenty-four hours later, we were checking into Children's Hospital Oakland and finding out that life sometimes takes you places you'd never, ever imagine yourself going.

Sunday, July 29, 2012


Over dinner tonight, I remarked to Adam that I'm profoundly grateful for the Olympics. I'm not generally a big sports junkie, but he didn't have to ask why. The value of a time-consuming distraction is immeasurable. And I'm fully immersing myself in that delightfully immeasurable distraction.

Logan's 6th birthday is in two days. It's not that I'm trying to forget it or avoid it. No, I could never forget. I don't want to forget. I want to honor the anniversary of the day I first laid eyes on and fell in love with him. I want to do the things that he loved to do, eat the foods that he loved to eat, and be with the people he loved best. And I'll do those things on July 31.

But to keep my heart from breaking until then, I'll distract myself with the Games; with stories of triumph and victory and success. And in some cases, sadness and disappointment. And I'll continue my frenetic freelancing, too. Because a good distraction can be hard to find, and I'm blessed to have a good one at my disposal.


  1. I will be thinking about your sweet Logan on his birthday, Sherry, and remembering all that I learned about him from reading your blogs. During his illness he taught me so much about endurance, patience, trust, and even joy in the midst of suffering, and I pray that you will continue to feel God's comfort holding all of your family at this birthday time. Sending love from Michigan...

  2. Thinking of Logan on his birthday today.

  3. Thinking of Logan and your family today.

  4. Sherry - We're all thinking of Logan today. The kids said this was his "heaven birthday" and they hoped he's having a party there. Balloons, cake, a pirate...geez, I hope so!